The most recent printed issue of the Lehigh Patriot was published in April 2011:
Message from the Editor:
I won’t say that putting together this edition of the Patriot was easy, and I won’t say it was routine. After a difficult fall semester and a terrible beginning to the spring semester, we were able to pull together the pieces and finally put together an issue. Sure, we may have lost some people along the way, and it certainly took longer than expected; but I can honestly say we are as dedicated now as ever. We will continue moving forward into the future to serve the Lehigh campus in fostering lively debate and discussion.
This issue may seem a bit random to some, and that’s because frankly, it is. It took months of collecting the fabled “lost articles” and bringing the writing and editorial staffs together. We had to change more or less everything we were doing to make this publication a reality. As a result, we created this issue to pull together a semester of lessons learned, often the hard way. As a result of this, I am proud of what we have created. It may not be our best work, but it is our work; and now we have a benchmark from which to plan our future. We’ve learned from our mistakes and we will not make them again.
As the new Editor-in-Chief of the Lehigh Patriot, I am proud to say that this is the first issue that I’ve put together without significant outside help. Until you have to do something as big as put together an issue of the Patriot, it is hard to understand exactly how much work goes into it from the editors. I can assure you, it is a lot of sleepless nights and endless email conversations to try and pull something together. And as soon as it is done, we start again!
That being said, and as much fun as its been putting together this issue with very limited help, I will say having a support team definitely makes the job a whole lot easier. In our never ending search for staff I will make a quick pitch here asking that anyone interested in becoming a part of the Patriot team contact us and get to know more about the organization. Its fun, its free, and its laidback, and your time commitment is entirely up to you!
On behalf of the Lehigh Patriot staff, I invite you to enjoy this edition of The Patriot, and hope that you will share it with others. And don’t forget to continue the discussion online, via emails to the editor, or simply by discussing it with friends.
Articles from the April 2010 Issue:
On a recent trip to Ukraine, I was lucky to witness a successful business project that shows Ukraine’s progress towards capitalism, following a trail blazed by the United States more than two hundred years ago. “Ahead, into the future!” once screamed a red communist slogan. Today, 20 years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, [...]
Over the last 18 months, two earthquakes have struck island nations, wrecking Haiti last year and Japn just over a month ago. As a community, Lehigh is tied to both through students and alumni. However, there has been a distinct difference in the reaction of Lehigh’s administration to the two tragedies…
Recently the United States has confronted the ugly face of partisanship. Today it is considered noble for a politician’s career to be bent on ending the president’s. Today it is honorable to discredit an entire movement because they protest your policy initiatives. Hate is fueled by the idea that others must be wrong since you are right…
Mischaracterizations of the opposition are at the heart of the toxic political environment in this country. Instead of being an electoral season tradition as it has been in the past, today’s attacks on the character of the left or right come daily. The dialogue may go something like this…
In typical Lehigh fashion, Martin Luther King Day celebrations were extended to a full week of celebration marked most notably by the keynote speaker, Tim Wise. Prior to attending Mr. Wise’s speech, I did a bit of research to learn more about this speaker and his views. I must say I was a bit startled by my initial discoveries.
The memories of the September 11 terrorist attacks continue to haunt our memories to this day. Although most of us were mere children on that terrible day, we all remember the moment we heard the news, even if we didn’t understand the true ramifications of what had happened. 9/11 remains a touchy and emotional subject with a great many of us.
As a senior at Lehigh, I’ve recently been looking back on the past three years I’ve spent here in a sort of nostalgic manner. Yet there is one very, very important point that extends for as long as I’ve been here; a point that regardless of how much time passes still puts a smile on my face: having people pronounce my name.
As I sit in the lobby of the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., at the annual conservative gathering of the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC for short, writing this, it is quite obvious that conservatives are back.